Fronteras Desk News

There are nearly 40,000 people in immigration detention around the country on any given day. About 15 percent of them suffer from mental illness -- the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. But unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. And that's led to some people being lost in the system.
Aug. 1, 2011
During the recent federal debt ceiling debate in Washington D.C., Tea Party members of Congress have been instrumental in the negotiations towards a deal. George Rodríguez, president of the San Antonio Tea Party, is inviting fellow Latinos to embrace the small government approach.
Jul. 31, 2011
Antivenom is dangerously low or exhausted in many parts of the U.S. In the first part of a series looking at this public health issue, it turns out the solution may be a drug from Mexico credited with saving lives throughout the Southwest "Venom Belt."
Jul. 31, 2011
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez is accused of ordering the shooting that killed a U.S. consulate worker and a sheriff's deputy from El Paso in Juarez last year.
Jul. 31, 2011
The State Bar of California is contemplating whether to admit a new lawyer to its ranks: An undocumented immigrant who passed the tough bar exam in 2009.
Jul. 29, 2011
It's been a year since three inmates escaped a private prison in northern Arizona. Since then, many have debated whether private prisons actually save taxpayers money.
Jul. 29, 2011
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake team up, AGAIN, to do a history of rap, part II. Pure awesomeness.
Jul. 28, 2011
ATF leaders appeared before Congress Tuesday morning during a hearing into Operation Fast and Furious. A report details how dozens of weapons were found linked to crimes in Mexico. The leaders avoided hard questions as to who was ultimately is responsible for the scandal.
Jul. 27, 2011
Police suspect guards may have helped inmates sneak weapons inside the Juarez municipal jail, which were used in a riot that left 17 dead.
Jul. 27, 2011
Officers located a 15 year old girl who was reported missing since May, as well as four unaccompanied underage girls.
Jul. 26, 2011
For years, Arizona's immigration-enforcement charge has been lead by senior lawmakers. But this year, many of the most aggressive immigration bills were crafted by a little known freshman state Senator Steve Smith. Now, he’s spearheading a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor for a new fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 26, 2011
Tijuana’s most important cultural institution has been the target of a boycott by local artists and writers for the past three years. At the center of it is a politician-turned-museum director accused of corruption.
Jul. 26, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill 130, which will allow undocumented immigrant students living in California to receive private financial aid.
Jul. 25, 2011
The Democratic National Committee's debut political commercial for the 2012 campaign season is in Spanish. It is a response to a Spanish ad put out earlier this week by a Republican leaning group.
Jul. 22, 2011
Peter O'Dowd was on board a deportation flight to the nation in Central America Friday. You can listen to him report from 20,000 feet in the air.
Jul. 22, 2011
Aerospace manufacturing is one of largest industries in Baja California. And as the cluster of companies working south of the border grows, Tijuana is positioning itself for more international investment.
Jul. 22, 2011
The ongoing negotiations in Washington over the national debt ceiling have sparked a new wave of political ads. Republican groups, including one founded by Karl Rove, are trying to get their message out in both English and Spanish.
Jul. 21, 2011
Six people have been diagnosed with paralysis, all in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico. It’s usually only temporary and partial.
Jul. 21, 2011
Several prominent Arizona lawmakers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the launch of a fundraising campaign to use private donations and inmate labor to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. A website that accepts donations went live Wednesday.
Jul. 21, 2011
Some 85,000 foreign nationals have New Mexico's driver's licenses, according to the governor's office. About 1.7 million people have licenses.
Jul. 20, 2011

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